Whatever President Bush says about the state of the union tonight, the states in the union appear to be in very bad shape. State governments spent like crazy in the 90's and the bills are coming due.
Today Oregon voters face a referendum on whether to raise taxes or cut spending. A recent survey shows them evenly split.
But times aren't so tough to discourage baseball fans in Portland from seeking a few million dollars to attract a major league team and build a public stadium.